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The Brass Band

Postby Kofi Annan » Sat Sep 28, 2013 1:59 pm

Did not enjoy it one bit , Not the Ulster Way
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Re: The Brass Band

Postby BaggyTrousers » Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:08 pm

I'd have liked an "I couldn't give a tinker's fook" option.
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Re: The Brass Band

Postby eeyore » Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:13 pm

Didn't like it. Bit like the Sparky video. All too cheesey for Ravenhill
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Re: The Brass Band

Postby Kofi Annan » Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:25 pm

BaggyTrousers wrote:I'd have liked an "I couldn't give a tinker's fook" option.


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Re: The Brass Band

Postby big mervyn » Sat Sep 28, 2013 3:19 pm

eeyore wrote:Didn't like it. Bit like the Sparky video. All too cheesey for Ravenhill

I thought the Sparky vid was a cut above the usual cheese.

Haven't made my mind up about the band.

They need to get SUFTUM sorted out at the start of the halves though. Somethings gone wrong there since the redevelopment.
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Postby pwrmoore » Sat Sep 28, 2013 3:38 pm

Think that the lack of a pa on the prom is contributing to the fleg.
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Re: The Brass Band

Postby ruckover » Sat Sep 28, 2013 3:48 pm

They were good at playing, but a brass band just isn't an Ulster thing. Leave it to the Belfast Giants.
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Re: The Brass Band

Postby OneMore » Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:02 pm

Do the Giants have a brass band? I personally thought they were a good addition, my feeling was they were received pretty well (note the clapping, near singing and other such enthusiastic-as-it-gets engagement). Good on them, I think they positively contributed to the atmosphere.
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Re: The Brass Band

Postby WuzaFlanker » Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:16 pm

The band certainly did not detract from my enjoyment of the game and the crowd in that stand seemed to enter into the spirit of it all.

With the development of the ground (sorry stadium) maybe we're going to have to accept a change in the Ravenhill way.....
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Re: The Brass Band

Postby Setanta » Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:28 pm

Only to promote and accompany singing.
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Re: The Brass Band

Postby GMAC » Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:11 pm

Yeah added a wee something I thought, though they did play a little bit too long at one time when the Treviso kicker was preparing for a kick. But overall was ok, would I miss it if it didn't happen next week not sure.
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Re: The Brass Band

Postby big mervyn » Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:21 am

Small point of order: - in Ulster are they not Silver Bands? We're not in Grimethorpe chaps.
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Re: The Brass Band

Postby Scholar » Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:44 am

Lambegs eh?
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Re: The Brass Band

Postby Cap'n Grumpy » Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:00 am

Not a bad idea, but definitely poorly executed (maybe they should be ...... burn them) :duck:

When they started up, I thought it could be good, but they had a limited repertoire, tried to play songs which are too complicated for most (ie more than 6 words to be remembered), and they played at the wrong times too often:

There are times when the crowd will naturally try to lift the atmosphere - let them - no need for a band to distract from that;

There are times when the crowd need prompted - THAT's when a band can help;

and there are times when there should be silence - ie don't play when a kicker (of either team) is lining up a kick.

I wouldn't right them off just yet, but I wouldn't miss them if they're not there again, and they have a lot to learn - but if they turn up again I hope they can learn quickly.
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Re: The Brass Band

Postby Rovi Snave » Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:02 am

Never mind Brass or Silver band - to my ear they sounded more like a Mariachi Band that took a wrong turn on their way to the RDS and ended up at Ravenhill. :mexican: :mexican: :mexican: :mexican: :mexican: :mexican:

I'm all for enhancing the atmosphere - but that was just plain annoying - a couple of Lambegs wandering the touchline striking fear into the opposition would be more like it :cheers:
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